Excursions, Experiences, and Tours

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Sip Back and Relax Tours

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail partners with Sip Back and Relax Tours to offer a variety of day trips to take the guesswork and planning out of your visit to Seneca Lake!

Spring Excursions to visit April through June are available to be booked now! These excursions are for small groups of 2-6 people. All options include wine tastings and transportation.

Excursions must be booked at least 15 days prior to your visit.

What does the price include?

  • Transportation for 5-6 hours (your choice of a car and driver OR a driver to take you around in your vehicle) and pickup/drop off within a 20-mile radius of Seneca Lake.
  • Driver gratuity
  • Tasting fees
  • Charcuterie and snacks trays (when they are part of your package)
  • Taxes and fees

Visit During the Week & Save!

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail partners with the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel to offer a Wine Weekday Package, which allows visitors to book a weekday stay, checking in Sunday through Thursday. Guests will love this packaged room rate which includes a VIP tasting Pass (valid Monday – Friday) entitling them to complimentary tastings for two at 18 Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries – a $200 value! 

Unique Tasting Experiences

Owner-Guided Tour & Tasting at Anthony Road Wine Company: Sunday through Friday folks are invited to gain an understanding of the history of the region and the factors and practices that impact wine making on Seneca Lake and Anthony Road specifically. Parties of six or fewer visit the production facility including the crush pad, tank room, bottling line and cellar. The tour concludes in the Gallery where work from local artists is featured on a rotating basis. Here you are invited to enjoy a thoughtfully curated and guided tasting of five wines with an accompanying charcuterie plate. Please allow 90 minutes for your visit. $50/person upon booking. 50% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour. Elevate your experience and get a behind-the-scenes look with the Martini family! Click here to book on their website.

Winemaker VIP Tasting Experience at Tabora Winery. Meet the winemaker for a stroll through the vineyard and production area followed by a private tasting featuring tank samples and newly bottled wines. Light fare will be provided. $65 per person. Advance reservations required. Book on their website (scroll down just a touch after clicking the link) or call 607-678-4343.

Chocolate & Wine Tasting at Glenora Wine Cellars. A five course tasting, with an expertly paired truffle and wine for each course. With each flavor of chocolate, guests can select a dry or sweet wine to accompany it. Truffles come from Dimitri’s Confectionary of Corning. Tastings are available by reservation only, and are $20 a person. Please call 800-243-5513 to schedule your tasting.

Food and Wine Experience at Fox Run VineyardsEnjoy an in-depth tour of the vineyards and winemaking facility, overlooking Seneca Lake. Following the tour, join the owners and chef Brud Holland for a plate of six delicious bites alongside a flight of six incredible wines, including a dessert wine. Available on select Fridays, July through October, at 11:30am. Reservations required. Learn more.

The New York Tasting Experience at Glenora Wine Cellars: Take your visit and tasting to the next level! Wines paired with an assortment of locally made items. This experience is available by advance reservation only – call 800-243-5513 to schedule your tasting. Learn more and see the pairings here.

Food and Wine Pairing Dinners at Belhurst CastleRelax and enjoy gorgeous views of Seneca Lake as our Food and Wine Pairing Specialists guide your taste buds through a six-course food and wine pairing dinner. Available by reservation, click here to preview the current menu. To book a group or individual reservation, email morgan@belhurst.com 

Taste Bud Flights at Fox Run Vineyards: Elevate your tasting to a Taste Buds Flight! This flight plays on the connection between food, wine, and the 5 taste receptors – salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami. 5 preselected wines paired with 5 bites to awaken your senses and challenge your palate. $20/person, no reservations required – just ask at the tasting bar!

 

Winery Tours

Wine Cellar Tour at Ventosa Vineyards: Tour the wine cellar and see how winemaker Jeff Harvey makes his award-winning wines! The tour includes a private, guided 20 minute walking tour of the cellar, barrel room, and warehouse. The tour alone ($10 per person)) is 30 minutes, if you want to add a wine tasting at the end, please plan on 1 hour ($28 per person). Add on a tasting including 5 wines paired with a charcturie board ($45 per person), served in the cellar, where  the magic happens! Tours are offered daily for parties with a minimum of 8 people, with a reservation, based upon the winery’s availability. Please email Jamie@VentosaVineyards.com to inquire about openings. 

Guided Tour and Tasting at Lakewood Vineyards: Get an inside look at the wine-making process—from the vineyards and how they are cared for, to how the grapes become wine. Complete the experience with a flight of wines specially selected by their wine stewards. Available seasonally on Saturdays at 10am and 11am, and on Sundays at 1pm. Reservations required. Learn more.

Vineyard Tours at Fox Run Vineyards: Learn the ins and outs of viticulture and winemaking with a guided, 45-minute walking tour exploring our vineyards and taking a peek inside our winemaking facility. Tours are $15 for adults, $5 for children under 15, and free for children under 5. We offer tours 7 days a week, all year long (weather permitting). Tours go out every hour, on the hour. The first tour departs at 10 AM, and the last tour at 4 PM. No reservations are required for tours.

VIP Tour at Fox Run Vineyards. Available seasonally. Co-Owner, Scott Osborn, takes you on a personal tour of the estate, through the vineyards and winemaking facility. After the tour, he’ll host a private wine tasting with you in the historic barrel room, including wines from the entire Fox Run portfolio, paired with a special cheese and charcuterie board. Reservations are $125 per person, plus tax and must be made two weeks in advance. Cancellations are allowed up to 24 hours before the scheduled tour. To schedule your VIP tour, please contact jessica@foxrunvineyards.com with your reservation request. Due to space restrictions, there are no VIP Tours on Saturdays until further notice.

Cellar Tour at Glenora Wine Cellars. Go behind the scenes, into the cellar at Glenora Wine Cellars with a guided cellar tour. Learn about the winemaking process, see where the wine is made, and enjoy a tasting after. For availability, please call 800-243-5513, ext. 415. The charge for tours is $20, and includes your tasting.

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